Memories

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"Memories"
Memories cover
Single by Weezer
Album Hurley
Released August 10, 2010
Recorded N/A
Length 3:16
Label Epitaph Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer Rivers Cuomo & Shawn Everett
Status Officially released
Live debut August 21, 2010
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
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Professional reviews
Weezer singles chronology
"Represent"
(2010)
"Memories"
(2010)
"Hang On"
(2010)
Hurley track listing
"Memories"
(01)
"Ruling Me"
(02)

Memories is the first track and lead single off of Weezer's eighth studio album Hurley.

Appearances

Overview

Weezer guitarist Brian Bell confirmed that "Memories" would be Hurley's first single for in an interview during which the song made its radio debut on a station in California. Lead singer Rivers Cuomo sings aggressively and energetically throughout the song, and even allows his voice to crack on the lyric "cuz I'm freakin bored!"

"Memories" was to be included in the 2010 "Jackass 3D" movie. Photos from a Weezer/Jackass video shoot surfaced on Twitter as well as a remix of the song featuring the Jackass cast on "gang" backing vocals, which was accidentally released by Epitaph.

The song has origins as far back as at least 2006, and an early version or demo (by Rivers or by Weezer is uncertain) with alternate lyrics is said to exist. The song may date back as far as 2003 according to the Weezer recording history, although it may be two different songs with the same name.

Music video

The music video for "Memories" features the cast of Jackass and was directed by Jackass director Jeff Tremaine.

Personnel

  • Rivers Cuomo - Lead vocals, Guitar
  • Brian Bell - Guitar, Backing vocals, synth
  • Scott Shriner - Bass, Backing vocals
  • Patrick Wilson - Drums
  • Johnny Knoxville - additional vocals
  • Jason "Wee-Man" Acuña - additional vocals
  • Ryan Dunn - additional vocals
  • Dave England - additional vocals
  • Preston Lacy - additional vocals
  • April Margera - additional vocals
  • Ehren McGhehey - additional vocals
  • Steve-O - additional vocals
  • Chris Pontius - additional vocals & guitar

Lyrics

Pissing in plastic cups before we went on stage
Playing hacky sack back when Audioslave was still Rage
Watching all the freaky Dutch kids vomit then have sex
Listening to techno music on the bus while we earned our checks

Memories make me want to go back there, back there
All the memories make me want to go back there, back there
All the memories, how can we make it back there, back there
I want to be there again

Messing with the journalists and tellin’ stupid lies
They had a feeling that something was up because of the look in our eyes
In fact, we didn’t know what we were doing half of the time
We were so sure of ourselves and sure of our way through life

Now I got so many people that I got to look out for
I never know when I’ll be called away to buy some food at the store
I can hear them babies crying and the lawn needs to be mowed
I gotta get my groove on, ‘cause I’m freaking bored!

See also